Bowling = Fun
It’s really that simple!
And it’s been that way for a long, long time! If it’s been a while since You’ve bowled, you are due for a visit to the lanes and a refresher on striking up a good time.
The origins of the sport and recreation of bowling date back over 4000 years, with indications that the ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman cultures equally enjoyed the game in their day.
From age 3 to 103, and for everyone in between, bowling is a recreation for all. How many sports can a teen play with his Gramma? It’s not uncommon to see 3 generations represented at a family outing to the local bowling centre, all of them participating and, perhaps more importantly, laughing together and enjoying the experience together. People with a disability also find bowling to be a welcoming environment where limitations are minimalized.
Bowling is a sport that is accessible to all, and one in which anyone can excel. Approximately 95 million people all over the world enjoy the game of bowling, either as a sport, recreation, or means of socializing within the community.
Bowling is a perfect outing for;
- Kids Birthday parties
- Corporate parties
- First dates and beyond
- Family outings
- Friends night out
- Adult party for any demographic
No matter what you are looking to do, your local bowling centre is the only call you need to make to find fun for all in your neighbourhood.
Rain or shine, the bowling’s always fine!
There are 4 different games of bowling played in Canada today:
- Fivepin Bowling is the Canadian game, created by Tommy Ryan in 1909. Fivepin bowling is played in every province and territory across Canada (excluding Nunavut).
The game is played with five pins; the headpin (centre pin) has a value of 5 points, the two pins to either side of the headpin have a value of 3 points each, and the two outside pins (corner pins) have a value of 2 points each. All together, the five pins carry a value of 15 points. Up to three balls are allowed per frame (ten frames total), with a maximum score of 450 in a “Perfect Game”.
Fivepin Bowling has been deemed a “Heritage Sport” by the government of Canada, and was voted the 4th “Greatest Canadian Invention” of all time (CBC mini-series based on a Survey of the Canadian public – 2007)
Tenpin bowling is the world game, and is played in the provinces of BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC & NB.
The game of tenpin is played with ten pins, each of which has a value of 1 point. Up to two balls are allowed per frame (ten frames total), with a maximum score of 300 in a “Perfect Game”.
- Duckpin bowling is played exclusively in the province of Quebec, and can also be found in the north-eastern United States.
Based on the game of tenpin, the game of Duckpin (or “petite quills” as it is called in Quebec) is also played with ten pins, each of which has a value of 1 point. Up to two balls are allowed per frame (ten frames total), with a maximum score of 300 in a “Perfect Game”.
- Candlepin bowling is played exclusively in the provinces of New Brunswick & Nova Scotia, and can also be found in the north-eastern United States.
As in the game of tenpin, Candlepin bowling is also played with ten pins, each of which has a value of 1 point. Up to three balls are allowed per frame (ten frames total), with a maximum score of 300 in a “Perfect Game”. The significant difference in Candlepin is the shape of the pins, which are cylindrical, and the fact that during a frame, pins that have been knocked down remain in the playing area until the player’s turn has concluded, and can be used to help know the remaining standing pins down on the remaining shots (deliveries) in the frame.